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GM warns some Bolt owners to park outdoors due to fire risk

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DETROIT — General Motors is telling owners of some older Chevrolet Bolts to park them outdoors and not to charge them overnight because two...

Evacuations extended near northern Illinois industrial fire

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MORRIS, Ill. — Toxic fumes and smoke from a burning former paper mill in northern Illinois that officials had believed was long abandoned but...

Fire chief: Illinois chemical plant fire likely accidental

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ROCKTON, Ill. — An explosion and massive fire at a chemical plant in northern Illinois that filled the sky with black smoke and forced...

Company defends use of toxic chemicals to fight plant fire

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A company whose northern Illinois chemical plant was heavily damaged in a fire last week defended its use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals...

Blaze at Moscow fireworks warehouse injures 4

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MOSCOW — A warehouse holding a reported 15 metric tons (16.5 tons) of fireworks in central Moscow caught fire on Saturday, sending a huge...

Evacuation order lifted after Illinois chemical plant blast

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Residents near a northern Illinois chemical plant were cleared to return to their homes Friday, four days after officials issued an...

Fire suppression efforts continue at Illinois chemical plant

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Fire suppression efforts continued Wednesday at a chemical fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line as public health officials lifted an outdoor...

Foam containing ‘forever chemicals’ used against plant fire

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A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have...

Police: Alabama fire hydrant plant worker kills 2, wounds 2

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ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — A worker at a fire hydrant plant in Alabama pulled out a gun and began firing early Tuesday, killing two people...

Illinois chemical plant explosion, fire prompt evacuations

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ROCKTON, Ill. — An explosion at a chemical plant in northern Illinois sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black...